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Do MBA degrees matter? A study of boards of directors in Australia's top 200 companies

Manning, Elizabeth and Dimovski, William 2007, Do MBA degrees matter? A study of boards of directors in Australia's top 200 companies, International journal of learning, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 1-5.

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Title Do MBA degrees matter? A study of boards of directors in Australia's top 200 companies
Author(s) Manning, Elizabeth
Dimovski, William
Journal name International journal of learning
Volume number 14
Issue number 5
Start page 1
End page 5
Publisher Common Ground Publishing Pty Ltd
Place of publication Altona, Vic.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1447-9494
1447-9540
Keyword(s) business schools
MBA
board of directors
women directors
management
Summary Pfeffer and Fong (2002) suggest that “business school enrolments have soared and business education has become a big business”. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree has often been held out to be useful in the career development of managers. The highest level that managers can aspire to, is to be a director of a large public company. This study investigates how many directors within the boards of Australia’s top 200 companies by market capitalization hold an MBA degree. We find that larger companies have proportionally more MBA holding directors than smaller companies. Interestingly we also find that proportionally more women hold MBAs than men; nearly one in five women directors hold an MBA within the top 200 companies dataset.
Notes Reproduced with kind permission of the copyright owner. Readers must contact Common Ground publishing for permission to reproduce this article.
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007312

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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